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Apple Looking to Begin Production of Electric Vehicle in 2020?

Apple Looking to Begin Production of Electric Vehicle in 2020?

Posted February 20, 2015 at 8:10am by iClarified
Apple is aiming to begin production of an electric vehicle by as early as 2020, according to Bloomberg. Apple's aggressive timeline will enable the company to compete with other other electric vehicles offered by GM and Tesla in 2017.

Apple Inc., which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The timeframe -- automakers typically spend five to seven years developing a car -- underscores the project’s aggressive goals and could set the stage for a battle for customers with Tesla Motors Inc. and General Motors Co., both of which are targeting a 2017 release of an electric vehicle that can go more than 200 miles on a single charge and cost less than $40,000.



We've heard several reports now that claim Apple is making an electric vehicle -- all which surfaced last week. A WSJ source said Apple has about 1,000 employees working on the vehicle project; however, Bloomberg says the team consists of just 200 members.

Notably, a recent lawsuit filed against Apple by A123 Systems, corroborates these reports. A123 says that Apple has poached its workers to develop its own 'large scale battery division'.

Apple often works on various projects and prototypes, many of which never make it to production. It will be interesting to see whether it decides to go ahead with releasing an electric vehicle and whether or not it will be self-driving.

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MUKAI
MUKAI - February 20, 2015 at 9:27pm
By that time, gas powered cars would be cheaper to convert. If this toy car does happen, I dare Apple to sell it retail prices of India.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - February 20, 2015 at 4:52pm
just kidding with that. Maps is without a doubt better with Apple like anything.
justabrake
justabrake - February 20, 2015 at 4:24pm
They'll be tracking everyone !
justabrake
justabrake - February 20, 2015 at 4:23pm
It needs to be more affordable !
wow!
wow! - February 20, 2015 at 3:26pm
First cars will crash a lot than will be update.
What142
What142 - February 20, 2015 at 3:08pm
By 2020? That's too long, I want an updated car every 6-9 months! Will it be with or without contract?
What142
What142 - February 20, 2015 at 3:08pm
By 2020? That's too long, I want an updated car every 6-9 months!
Ren
Ren - February 20, 2015 at 2:09pm
this will be another Apple Newton or Pippin!! Hahahaha
JesusChrist
JesusChrist - February 20, 2015 at 1:31pm
They can't even get a watch to hold its charge for more than a few hours. An electric car?
areilly111
areilly111 - February 20, 2015 at 1:58pm
Lol watch isn't out. You don't know that the final product will be.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ - February 20, 2015 at 3:45pm
Quit stealing my handle already!!
Peter S
Peter S - February 20, 2015 at 12:21pm
I dont think this is going to be the case.. more likely apple os integrated into a car.
Ren
Ren - February 20, 2015 at 10:39am
EV with Apple map, antennae gate and bendable, imagine the possibility. Your driving it wrong SIRI!
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - February 20, 2015 at 11:07am
Forgot to mention how this happens when you're careless at being careful with this. Not to mention how other cheap cars always done it.
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